National Geographic : 1927 Jul
Water-$10 a Glass ,- ' . -- - . ,j ) 1927 M.L. I.C.. "YOUR trip evidently did you a world of good. What happened?" "Big specialist ordered me abroad to a water-cure place to drink water-lots of it-no medicine-ust water. I drank "miracles". Nowadays good doctors agree that almost everybody, except those who need a specially selected diet, should drink water regu larly-one glass before breakfast, one in the forenoon, one in the afternoon, one before going to bed, and one with each meal-six to eight glasses a day. More than two-thirds of the weight of the body is water; water forms the bulk of the blood. If the blood does not get the water it needs either as a beverage or in food-it will absorb water from the tissues of the body and be over loaded with harmful waste products as well. Poisons produced by the body are eliminated largely by means of the water we drink. If too little is taken, they tend to remain in the body. This summer you probably will be motoring, hiking, or camping out in the country. Take care that the water you drink is pure. Some times those cool and inviting gallons and gallons during the weeks I was there. Counting brooks, springs and old wells carry steamers, railroads, hotels and doctors, that water must have deadly typhoid germs. cost $10 a glass but it was worth every penny. It worked deadly typ d miracles for me. What are you laughing at?" To be safe, before your summer " 'Laughing at the price you rich men pay for miracles. While trips begin, make an appointment you were away my doctor ordered me to drink water, too. appoi Lots of it-8 glasses every day. Told me to have my prescrip- with your doctor for inoculation .*, tion filled straight from our own faucet. And I never felt against typhoid fever. It is a sim better in my life." ple matter and gives immunity for a period of two or three years. ( I T is a curious fact that some people cannot be a period of two or three years. made to realize the value of drinking water To keep in the best physical trim freely unless they pay a big price for it. at home or abroad, drink plenty of Yet pure water-drunk as regularly at home as Nature's marvelous health-giver it is taken at the spas-will often produce health pure water. Medical experts warn us that those who neglect water supply is protected, typhoid is still a men-: j to drink sufficient water will eventually pay the ace in many ruralareas and wherever the water penalty. Symptoms of digestive disturbance, becomes contaminated. headaches, muscular and neuralgic pains, dull- hi ia a - er e ness, inertia and intestinal stasis-may result Typhoid can be stamped out. Send for the from drinking too little water. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's free frombooklet The Conquest of Typhoid Fever'. tlr'T * Metropolitan Life statisticians report that while Learn how to protect yourself and your family typhoid scourges have practically disappeared from water which may be unsafe. in large cities and in other places where the HALEY FISKE, President. Published by METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in the World, More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance inforce,More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."